7 BEAUTIES OF JOGJA IN THE WET SEASON
Come Today Before The Beauty Goes Away
Updated on 8 December 2016
Wet season visits Jogja from October to March, pouring rain almost every day. The sky is usually clear in the morning, while the afternoon feels more shady as the rain cloud starts covering the sky. The rain usually later in the afternoon and at night.
There are numerous reasons to visit Jogja during wet season. Honeymoon couples know it best that rain will add more romanticism to the city. Travelers love the tourist attractions that will be less crowded than usual. Some beaches even feel like private properties. Photographers look forward for rare moments to capture into dazzling photographs. For some, this season is the best time to visit Jogja.
1. Prambanan Temple
Having a vacation to Prambanan Temple or Borobudur Temple during the day in the dry season will give you terrible heat. The sun blazes, and the only shelter you can find is under your umbrella. Actually, you will enjoy a more comfortable trip if you come during the wet season. The morning is still not too hot, and the afternoon feels cooler because the rain cloud is protecting you. Another perk is the number of visitors being less than usual.
2. Rice Field Scenery
Wet season is the best opportunity to gaze upon indische mooi paintings. Early in the wet season, you can watch the farmers plowing the fields and planting the rice. As the rice grows, more greeneries will appear. One of the best spots to see such spectacle is Jl. Wates, a highway that leads to Kulon Progo.
3. Menoreh Coffee
Enjoying traditional coffee in Menoreh Hill during the rain promises you an unforgettable rural atmosphere. The blend of mocca fragrance and petrichor almost never fails to drown you in your own random thoughts.
See also: Kedai Kopi Menoreh Pak Rohmat
4. Salak Pondoh
Wet season is the time for salak pondoh great harvest. Salak pondoh is one of Jogja's tourism icons grown mostly in the slope of Mount Merapi. Some of its signature characteristics are its sweet, crunchy, and dry flesh when it is still young. During harvest season, we can easily find this delicious fruit in fruit stalls on the street.
5. Lepo Waterfall
Nobody would have ever thought that there is a waterfall that looks just like Erawan Falls situated deep within the remote corner of Bantul, Yogyakarta. Lepo has 4 different ponds connected by 3 cascading waterfalls. Water flows rapidly when it rains a lot, making Lepo Waterfall looks more mesmerizing.
Indrayanti, Pok Tunggal, and Nglambor are some of the many pretty beaches in Gunungkidul, located 80 km from the center of Jogja. On the way there, you will pass teak forest on both sides of the road. These trees will wither during dry season, making the view barren. However, the leaves will go lively again during wet season. The scenery will take a sharp 180 degree turn, showing green and shady trees.
7. Jogan Beach
Some beaches in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, possess the view of a waterfall directly pouring water into the sea. Among those, the most famous ones are Jogan Beach and Pengilon Beach. The best time to go there is during wet season because the water is so scarce during the dry season. YogYes' photographers repeatedly pay a visit to Jogan until they finally manage to witness a rare occassion captured in this picture: adequate water volume with not so many rain cloud.
See also: 5 Reasons to Stay in Gunungkidul
Text KIRANA SAGA Photography JAYA TRI HARTONO, DANIEL ANTONIUS KRISTANTO
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